Our Staff

Pastor Luke and the staff at St. Paul's work to help the people of the congregation and our communities grow closer with God and each other to serve the world.

Pastor Luke Schmidt


Senior Pastor

Pastor Luke began serving St. Paul's in 2018. He lives in Buffalo with his wife Jessica and two children. Pastor Luke grew up in New Ulm, attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, and was a software developer before God called him into full time ministry. Pastor Luke is a serial hobbyist, enjoying reading, traveling with family, ice fishing, photography, home theater, hybridizing hostas, woodworking, and Disneyworld!

Pastor Tori Sahnow


Associate Pastor

Pastor Tori came to St. Paul’s in 2019. Tori lives in Andover and is married to the love of her life, Ken. They have 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, 3 grandchildren, 2 grand dogs and 3 grand cats. Beside loving God, her family and her church, Tori enjoys gardening, reading, boating, travel, theatre and the family vacation in Ely, MN.

Dawn is the smile you see when you walk in the door and the delightful voice you hear when you call the office. She helps with everything from the newsletter to worship volunteers, and most things in between!

Dawn Bestick


Office Administrator

Stacey is passionate about our music ministry and loves working with the many talented musicians we have here at St. Paul's!

Stacey Lewandowski


Director of Worship & Music

Tracey has a gift of getting almost everyone she meets to smile with or without a candy jar.

Tracey Morris


Director of Children and Youth ministry

Jeff Byington


Stephanie Duda



Teri Blasko

Facility Coordinator